ART & CULTURE

Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Bismillah Khan

AMN / Bhubneshwar Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik today paid a heartfelt tribute legendary Shenai Ustad, Bismillah Khan on his 102nd birth anniversary through his splendid sand art at Puri beach. Pattnaik shared the picture on Twitter and wrote, “Tributes to the great soul Bharat Ratna Ustad #BismillahKhan ,on occasion of his birth … Continue reading Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Bismillah Khan

Sanskrit was a language of science with spirituality: President

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind today said, Sanskrit was the language of science, law, philosophy, in addition to spirituality. He was addressing the centenary celebrations of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan at Puri in Odisha. Mr Kovind said, Sanskrit is the only language which united India during the time of Adi Shankaracharya. He said, Adi Shankaracharya whose … Continue reading Sanskrit was a language of science with spirituality: President

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius

AMN / Port Louis President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius capital, Port Louis today. The Secretariat is fully financed by India and a grant of 33 crore rupees was provided. General Secretary of World Hindi Secretariat, Vinod Kumar Mishra said the land has been given by the Government of Mauritius. Prime … Continue reading President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius

Famous sufi singer Pyare Lal Wadali died

The famous sufi singer Pyare Lal Wadali died of cardiac arrest in a hospital in Amritsar. He was 66 and younger brother of Puran Chand Wadali of the Wadali brothers. He resident of Guru Ki Vadali in Amritsar district. Born into the fifth generation of musicians, Pyarelal and Puran Chand Wadali became popular with their … Continue reading Famous sufi singer Pyare Lal Wadali died

Malayalam writer gives Sahitya Awards money to lynch victim kin

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Malayalam writer K.P.Ramanunni on Monday gave away the Sahitya Akademi Awards prize money to mother Junaid Khan, who was killed in a train last June while returning home in Haryana after Eid shopping, He gave prize money to his mother after taking Rs 3 from the total prize money of … Continue reading Malayalam writer gives Sahitya Awards money to lynch victim kin

Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Festival of Letters’ to focus on India’s Independence

Vinit Wahi / New Delhi With the theme ’70 Years of Indian Independence’, the Sahitya Akademi will be celebrating from its annual ‘Festival of Letters’ which contributes to enhancing prestige and attractiveness of the country’s language diversity, from February 12. The six-day-long festival will witness participation of more than 250 writers and scholars from different … Continue reading Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Festival of Letters’ to focus on India’s Independence

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan gets Padma Vibhushan

  Our Correspondent Renowned Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan has been selected for prestigious Padma Vibhushan award. Ghulam Mustafa Khan is among three personalities who have been chosen for the prestigious award which is announced today. Others are Illaiyaraja musician from Tamil Nadu and Parameswaran Parameswaran (Literature … Continue reading Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan gets Padma Vibhushan

Google dedicates doodle to Mirza Ghalib on Birth Anniversary

AMN WEB DESK Google today dedicated its doodle to great Indian poet Mirza Asadullah Kahan Ghalib on his 220th Birth Anniversary. Ghalib who was born on 27 December 1797 at Agra and died on 15 February 1869 in Delhi, was a great poet of Urdu and Persian. He used his pen-names of Ghalib and Asad.  … Continue reading Google dedicates doodle to Mirza Ghalib on Birth Anniversary

Sahitya Akademi announces awards for 2017

Mamang Dai, Ramesh Kuntal among winners AMN / NEW DELHI Sahitya Akademi Thursday announced its annual awards for 2017 in 24 languages. Seven novels, five collections each of poetry and short stories, five works of literary criticism, a play and a book of essays have won the awards. This year, Mamang Dai will get the … Continue reading Sahitya Akademi announces awards for 2017

President Kovind terms Telugu as bridge between North and South India

AMN / HYDERABAD President Ram Nath Kovind has said the Telugu language became a global language making name for itself and for the country and appreciated the contributions made by Telugu speaking people to the socio-cultural and economic development of the country. Mr Kovind, who is on a two-day visit to Hyderabad, participated as the … Continue reading President Kovind terms Telugu as bridge between North and South India

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